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Re: PT boat photo
Gee, Jeff, I'm glad to see you're not using crayons anymore...
Superior work, as usual.
lol, that's actually 1" x 1" aluminum right angle that goes across the front of the chart house and ties it to the deck. Shadows make it appear to be a gap in the photo. You can see it in the top view at the top of this drawing:
Look at that cabin to deck seam! (in the photo with the crew lined up). That would knock you out of competition in an IPMS show!
I enjoy looking at their faces and wondering what they are thinking:
Excellent photo! The officers are so focused and and some of the crew so relaxed.
Note the 20mm in the forward turret:
Damn Ed, somebody needs to do PT157 nicknamed "Aces and Eights" the boat commanded by Lt Liebenow that rescued Kennedy and the survivors of PT109.
The folks at Las Vegas have announced their 2021 convention theme awards, which includes 'Aces and Eights',the gambling reference may be quite appropriate for a Vegas show.
Their selection may be a little short-sighted looking toward aircraft, and I would like to challenge the ship model community to do an Ace ship model for the competition. How about there being a bunch of USS England (DE-635) entries on the table. She certainly qualifies for Ace status when she sank 6 Japanese subs in a 2 week period in May, 1944.
Any other Ace ships can play, USN, RN, or a DKM U-boat aces. Document your choice.
There is also a special award for a model of the Mayflower, being judged by the Mayflower society
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